Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Directed by: David Zucker
Written by: Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft
Starring: Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Regina Hall, Leslie Nielsen, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Bill Pullman, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Michael Madsen, Shaq, Dr. Phil, Charlie Sheen
The third, but probably not final, sequel to Scary Movie. There appears to be a fifth one in the works, God forbid.
Anyway, this one is a spoof of The Grudge, War of the Worlds, The Village, Brokeback Mountain and Saw. How do they manage that? Well... it's an art, really.
This is probably the best one yet, like everybody says. It has quite a few funny funnies. I liked the triPods. I thought that was funny funny. It has a lot of really revolting stuff in it, that makes me shake my head with disapproval, but thus is the nature of the comedy movie. In America, at least.
Throughout the movie I found myself wondering if I'd find it funnier if I were a guy. I dunno, I just got that feeling. Anyway...
I just don't like the people in these movies very much. I'm not even going to mention it's lack of appealing characters (an art the Americans, again, have not yet perfected. In comedy movies, leastways). I don't like the actors very much either. They're... kind of crappy.
I just don't like spoofs very much. There's the occasional one I don't mind too much. Blazing Saddles for example (I can't really thing of any others right now), but generally I find them rather repulsive.
This one does happen to be pretty good. At least it's funny. Most of them aren't. I'll mention again what an improvement the shift of creative forces was (though the Wayanseseses seemed to handle the plot better for some reason. They didn't try to spoof so many movies at the same time. They weren't very funny, though) on the overall goodness of the thing there. Whatever.
Okay. I'm done. That's as much as I can possibly write about this. There's only so far you can go with a pseudo-intelligent criticism of a movie likes this. It was funny in a dumb, Neanderthal kind of way. No sense of wit, no subtle little jokes. Everything was very obvious. I could've done this whole damn thing in one paragraph. I feel cheated.